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This Greek island is the perfect alternative to Mykonos

Posted On: Feb 15, 2020   |   Posted By: Fortune

This Greek island is the perfect alternative to Mykonos

The winds of Milos determine each day. Strong winds encourage a joyride along the island's unmarked roads or add comedy to a meal when bottles of olive oil tip over after a boastful gust. Calm winds beckon sea adventure as sailboats poke in and out of remote coves that were once the stomping grounds of pirates, and divers jump from catamarans for a swim to secluded beaches.
Milos, located among the Cyclades islands of the Aegean Sea, is but a whisper to Mykonos and Santorini. With merely 5,000 residents, Milos is small. But with more than 70 beaches and a handful of villages to explore, it's ideal for getting lost, cherishing lunch under bougainvillea, and savoring the zip of a Freddo Espresso.
It's an island whose civilization dates back to the Mesolithic period and has wavered through millennia between wars. The volcanic landscape, rich with minerals, fostered a prosperous mining trade. Its craftsman, sculptors, and goldsmiths became synonymous with Milos art, with the most prized export being unearthed by...

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